athos athos

Definition(s):

  • (n) an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century

News

  1. Greek monks hurl petrol bombs at bailiffs

    THESSALONIKI, Greece — Civilian authorities on Greece's monastic sanctuary of Mount Athos say a group of monks facing eviction have attacked court bailiffs with rocks and petrol bombs. No one was injured in the incident early Monday outside the Esphigmenou Monastery at the sanctuary in northern Greece, and no arrests were reported. The bailiffs retreated from the site.
    on July 29, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Facing eviction, rogue Greek monks hurl petrol bombs at bailiffs

    Monks at one of Mount Athos' 1,000-year-old monasteries say they are safeguarding centuries-old Orthodox traditions
    on July 29, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Rebel Greek monks hurl petrol bombs at court bailiffs trying to evict them from monastery

    Civilian authorities on Greece's monastic sanctuary of Mount Athos say a group of monks facing eviction have attacked court bailiffs with rocks and petrol bombs.
    on July 29, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "The treasures exhibited here are a part of European culture," Ms Bakoyannis said. "A large number of these relics are going 'beyond the walls' of Mount Athos for public viewing for the first time by men and women."
    on May 5, 2009 By: Dora Bakoyannis Source: Independent

  2. "In aggravated moments," Truman wrote of the hotel, "I imagine retiring there, for it is as secluded as Mt. Athos, remoter than the Krak Chevalier in the mountains of wildest Syria. Daytimes, the location, a dead-end Chiricoesque piazza...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Truman Capote Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  3. "In Russia, we have always respected and have great respect the people who take up the monastic life here. Russia has always had strong bonds with Mt. Athos. All its spiritual roots are linked with Mt. Athos. In my country, all the social strata...
    on Sep 9, 2005 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Athens News Agency

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